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Old 06-25-2008, 10:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have multiple internet connections at the site where my BES is located. I was wondering if there is anyway I can have my BES utilize the secondary internet connection.
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This isn't really a BES specific issue. It's a Windows networking issue.
You'd need to adjust the TCP/IP settings on your Windows server which has BES to utilize your secondary internet connection.

BES is going to use whatever settings Windows has for networking and use TCP port 3101 to talk to the RIM network over it.
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Thanks penguin3107. So if I configure another NIC on the BES with the secondary internet connection as the default gateway would the BES utilize both NICs?
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Thanks penguin3107. So if I configure another NIC on the BES with the secondary internet connection as the default gateway would the BES utilize both NICs?
I'm not sure what your goal is.
Do you want to use 1 NIC for BES to talk to your messaging server, and the other NIC for BES to talk to the Internet?
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My goal is to have my BES fully functional in the event my primary internet connection goes down.
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You'd need to speak to your network admin where you are and ask them if it's possible to configure some type of automatic failover from your primary internet connection to your secondary.

For example, our gateway firewall does this automatically. Perhaps your organization can implement something similar.

At any rate, it's outside of the scope of BES administration and is purely a networking issue.
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As penguin said, it's a network topology issue.

I just want to point out that putting a live internet connection on the BES will bring the wrath of the network security gods upon you. Do you really want to expose your network to an unsecured internet connection????
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Of course there is a firewall on the secondary internet connection. I was not going to directly connect our BES to the internet
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You need to setup the failover on the router and firewall. Depending on what router you have it might have two WAN ports, plug in the two internet connections to those ports. You will also have to configure your firewall settings to make sure that it sees both internet connections.
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